News from around the Barbican

Moments in Time

Recent photographic work by members of City of London & Cripplegate Photographic Society will be on show in the Barbican Library Foyer  - 02 March -26 March. It includes images from final stage of the Society’s project to photograph the Livery Halls in the City of London. The show reflects members’ wide-ranging photographic interests –from landscape, architecture and portraiture to urban and travel photography. … [Read more...]

Oxford Street Christmas lights competition

For the first time in history, Oxford Street will be launching a global call for the redesign of its world famous Christmas lights. The launch of Oxford Street’s first Christmas lights over fifty years ago was a revolutionary event.   Oxford Street is now synonymous with Christmas, with many visitors making the trip to the capital so they can glimpse the famous lights while enjoying shopping and leisure time. In 2018, Oxford Street will once again use the power of light to capture the world’s imagination, by encouraging local and international designers to submit their work for the … [Read more...]

Barbican Dance Performance Opportunity

Want to learn a new skill and perform at the Barbican? Whether you’ve danced all your life or are a complete beginner, this performance commissioned and presented by the Barbican could be for you! MovE17 is looking for people who live and work in the Barbican area to perform iconic dance work, Rosas danst Rosas by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (as referenced in Beyoncé’s Countdown video) at a special event taking place at the Barbican on 17 & 18 March 2018. This will be your chance to learn a new skill, meet local residents and do something fun and creative whilst keeping fit. This … [Read more...]

Italian Wine Journey – update

Since our successful inaugural 'Italian Wine Journey' event in October 2017 at Fish Central Restaurant (featured in Barbican Life December 2017), one of the wines we featured, 'Morgia Noce' Aglianico Riserva from Fontana Reale, has been praised in a Decanter Review of Aglianco wines and forms part of Master of  Wine, Susan Hulme's 'Dream Dozen'! It was described as "smooth texture with v. attractive, raspberry spice flavours" (scoring 89 points out of 100).  Aglianico is the great red grape of Campania capable of making wines to rival the best in Italy - hence is often referred to as 'the … [Read more...]

Cult Vision x Pipét Barbican Design Showcase Jan – March 2018

Following the recent launch of the latest Pipét accessories collection, Designer Gina Pipét presents her latest ‘Barbican’ designs in collaboration with Cult Vision. Exploring the geometric shapes that decorate the city, Gina Pipét’s latest collection takes its inspiration from London’s Brutalist icon - The Barbican. Cult Vision Founder & Director, Panos Nicolaou says: ’We love the new window display Gina has created. We particularly like the way the patterns in her work create a feeling of movement and depth through the subtle use of perceptual phenomena. The installation is … [Read more...]

Save the date – OLD FOOLS by Tristan Bernays

The world premiere of OLD FOOLS by Tristan Bernays It’s the world premiere of the new play by Tristan Bernays whose show Boudica, starring Gina Mckee, was a storming success at Shakespeare’s globe last summer. It’s the touching tale of a relationship, seen through the lens of Alzheimer’s. Southwark Playhouse THE LITTLE 77-85 Newington Causeway London SE1 6BD Wednesday 14 March - Saturday 7 April Press night Thursday 15 March at 8.00pm Monday - Saturday at 8.00pm Tuesday & Saturday at 3.30pm Prices: Previews £12, Full £20, Concs … [Read more...]

20% discounts at the new Thao V Hair Studio

A message from the bottom of Lauderdale for you all! We have just opened a new, energetic and completely renovated hair salon on the ground floor of Lauderdale Tower in the Barbican — Thao V Hair Studio.  We have a special promotion for Barbican Association members of 20% off the first visit and 10% off subsequent visits, for morning appointments. Our website has details of pricing and services. Facebook @ThaoVhairstudio Instagram : thao_vilayvong … [Read more...]

FATBERG!. Showcasing at Museum of London from Feb 9th

The Museum of London will showcase the last remaining piece of the Whitechapel fatberg as part of a display entitled Fatberg! opening on 9 February.  The 250 m long Fatberg - a consolidation of congealed wet wipes, nappies, oils, sanitary items and condoms, which was blocking an east London sewer, was cleared after a nine-week “battle.” Thames Water removed the berg, which weighed the same as 11 double-decker buses and measured more than two Wembley football pitches in length. Workers had to remove the last sectiom of the berg by hand by scooping the mass away with shovels … [Read more...]

Debut Exhibition Launch: Girls by Martina Paukova  

The Book Club  in Shoreditch presents Girls, an art exhibition featuring the work of  Berlin-based artist Martina Paukova, launching on 8th of February. After studying illustration at Camberwell Collage of art, Paukova recently moved to Berlin where she is a celebrated illustrator for clients such as Pull&Bear, Converse, Google, Guardian or New York Times. In a world that encourages girls to be glamorous, to pose and perform at all times,  in her first major London show Paukova presents a collection of images celebrating the beauty in the relaxed, domestic, and off-duty female form … [Read more...]

Victorian Santa’s grotto at the Museum of London – book up quickly!

Santa is ready to greet you in our festive Grotto. It’s time to get into the Christmas Spirit! Experience our Victorian Walk, transformed with festive decorations and the sound of Victorian carols being sung in the distance. Find Santa in his Secret Grotto, tell him your Christmas wishes and receive a special gift. From £10 per child when booked in advance (includes gift). Photographs available at an additional cost. Duration: 15 mins Min age: 1 - 7 Entry type: Paid advanced booking … [Read more...]